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El Salvador finishes fifth at AFECAVOL U-18

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, August 19, 2017.- El Salvador took down Belize 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-22) to finish fifth at the XII AFECAVOL Girls’ U-18 Central American Championship at Jorge A. Galeano Gymnasium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

El Salvador held 7-5 advantage in serves and benefited from 44 opponent errors to down Belize who led in with 25-21 margin in spikes and 4-3 in blocks. El Salvador committed 27 unforced errors.

Middle blocker Daniela Sanchez of El Salvador scored 12 points on a match-high; Helen Corea contributed on the winning side with 7 points. Outside hitter Gareth Bruce led Belize with 9 points, joined by opposite Fatoumata Camara and middle blocker Zalika Henderson with 8 and 7 points accordingly.

Daniela Sanchez, captain of El Salvador: “Our concentration against Belize was much better; we need to work on this when we go back to practice. The passing worked well and our spikes were efficient”.

Erick Hernandez, coach of El Salvador: “Generally speaking it was a good tournament and we finish on a positive note. My players need to work on keeping their moral high, they are young and there’s time for them to develop”.

El Salvador finishes with 1-4 record and 5 points while Belize ends win-less.